ACT Aspire Math: How Many Red Chopsticks Should Be Green?

Leslie is going through her utensils for her upcoming Chinese food holiday party. She finds that she has 10 red chopsticks and 5 green chopsticks for a total of 15 chopsticks. If she wants two-fifths of the chopsticks to be red, how many of the red chopsticks should she exchange for green ones?

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the chopsticks to be read how many of the red

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chopsticks should she exchange for green ones Red and green

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sounding a lot like christmas here Well it appears that

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leslie does not quite know how chopsticks work since an

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even number of chopsticks will leave one unfortunate gas just

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jabbing randomly into his or her food But leslie thinks

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she will be more prepared for her party if she

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can arrange the color of some of her chopsticks So

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that's what we have to solve for and poke her

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party manners What Leslie has fifteen chopsticks and ten out

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of fifteen or red She wants to fifth to be

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red So do the current chopsticks do the Job Well

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the fine 2 fifths of fifteen convert to fifth ce

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into a fraction there with a denominator of fifteen Well

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since five times three is fifteen in california and in

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beijing well we can multiply both the numerator and the

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denominator by three to arrive at an equivalent fractions We

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got to fifth times three thirds and that gets us

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six fifteen Translate that fraction teo mean that leslie wants

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six red chopsticks out of fifteen total chopsticks right Since

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she currently has ten red chopsticks well she needs to

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exchange four of them So the answer is c there

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for green ones to achieve her lofty chopstick goals and

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